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Presidential Election 2016

Donald Trump; the Hero Gotham Needs

Nicholas Pierce | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Nicholas Pierce

A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for gorgeously reckless consequence-blind materialism, it's a vote for the American way.

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

Boehner Vets Pope

Stacia Friedman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Comedy
Stacia Friedman

House Speaker, John Boehner remains guarded about Pope Francis' upcoming visit. "We're walking on eggshells here," says Boehner, "If we let the Pope address Congress with Jumbotrons on the Mall, next thing you know, we're going to have to give equal time to the Evangelicals, the Seventh Day Adventists, and, lord help us, the Grand Imam."

Samantha-Jo Roth

Ben Carson: ‘I Don't Really Want' To Run for President | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

LAMONI, Iowa -- Ben Carson is running for president, but he said last week that it's a taxing endeavor he doesn't want to do. Rather, he said, he'd be...

Samantha-Jo Roth

Jeb Bush On Transgender Military Service: 'There's A Role For Everyone To Play' | Samantha-Jo Roth | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Iowa -– Jeb Bush appeared receptive to exploring the idea of transgender individuals serving openly in the military Wednesday, speaking ...

Clinton: U.S. Drug Companies That Benefit From Trade Deal Should Offer Discounts

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 14 (Reuters) - Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said drug companies that would benefit from a Pacific trade...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the presidential race began to resemble 19 Kids and Counting -- fitting, since they're both reality shows many would like to see taken off the air. On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders jumped in. On Wednesday, it was Rick Santorum. Thursday brought us George Pataki. (Talk about your Throwback Thursday!) Yesterday, Martin O'Malley tossed in his hat and next week, Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry are expected to do the same. Not to be out-shined by the new entrants, on Thursday "senior campaign officials" for Hillary Clinton gave a briefing about a rally to be held next month. Can't you feel the excitement? Just another year and a half -- and 241 debates -- left and it'll be over. If only the oncoming flood of clichés, bromides and platitudes could be monetized and exported, our economy, which this week was revealed to have shrunk by 0.7 percent last quarter, would be a juggernaut.

Ted Cruz Says Cop Helped Garland, Texas Shooters 'Meet Their Virgins'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke about last week's shooting in his home state to supporters in South Carolina Saturday. “We saw the ugly face of rad...

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

John A. Tures | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Explaining why Dr. Carson was disinvited from speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention last month, Baylor University History Professor Thomas S. Kidd writes "Carson has also made statements about Muslims, Jews and Christians all being "God's children," perhaps implying that there are multiple paths to God."

Hillary's Campaign Ad Slapped With 18+ Rating In Russia

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Despite plenty of statewide buzz, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign announcement ad isn't going over well in Russia. An opposition-mi...

Marco Rubio's Presidential Campaign: Five Facts About His Faith

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla,), who launched his presidential campaign Monday (April 13),often talks about faith, and went into depth about his relig...

GOP Politicians Vie For Support Of Homeschool Families

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in ...

Natural Born Mockery

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

With the same evangelical fairness he professes, we need to kindly accept and welcome Mr. Ted Cruz into the great American Presidential Circus by holding him to his mockery and honestly fire back at him every bit of his hatred.

Louie Gohmert Apparently Isn't Going To Run For President After All

Texas Tribune | Abby Livingston | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

For one fleeting moment, it appeared that Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert was thinking about running for the White House. Not so. Asked Thursday if...

The Case for a Populist Challenger in the Democratic Primaries

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Hillary, of course, is the prohibitive favorite for the nomination. The money and machinery awaits her announcement. But her long experience makes it less likely that she will lay out a bold new direction and demand a mandate for change. The country needs a far bolder debate about direction.

Jason Linkins

So You Want To Run For President? Congratulations! Here Are The Stages Of Your Quest | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

As you may have heard, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he was going to “actively explore the possibility of running for President of...

Ben Carson's Longshot Presidential Bid Suddenly Looks A Lot More Realistic

Bloomberg | Phil Mattingly | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Jeb Bush? Chris Christie? More Iowa Republicans are backing Ben Carson than all of them....

Ashley Alman

Bobby Jindal Won't Let His Friends Get In The Way Of His Presidential Ambitions | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't about to throw away his presidential ambitions just because his Republican colleagues might run, too. Former Repu...

Amanda Terkel

Ready For Warren Hits Iowa | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) hasn't yet joined all the presidential aspirants heading to Iowa to test the waters, her backers a...

Howard Fineman

Zen Master Joe Biden Runs And Does Not Run For White House | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's a tough time for presidential wannabe Joe Biden. Jokingly but obviously, Hillary Clinton all but declared her competing candidac...

Campaign To 'Draft Manchin' For 2016 Presidential Race Drawing Attention

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Is Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) contemplating a run for president? Politico seems to think maybe. Its morning Huddle email newsletter on Wednesday p...

Hillary's Hard Choice

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Is Hillary ready to break with her predecessor, her husband, and with the Wall Street wing of the party? She may be able to be nominated and elected without addressing these issues.

President Hillary Clinton Would Be Far More Conservative Than You Think

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Hillary Clinton is neither a liberal nor a true conservative. Rather, she's an electable Democratic candidate who leans to the right. She's the Democratic version of Mitt Romney. President Hillary Clinton will be a conservative Barack Obama and a somewhat liberal George Bush.

Let the Republicans Talk About Clinton's Age and Health

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The question this raises for the GOP, and whoever they nominate in 2016, is whether they are smart enough to run a campaign that focuses on Clinton's record, accomplishment, missteps and the like, rather than her gender and increasingly less polarizing personality. This would be hard for a party that has generally proved itself unable to avoid that temptation.

Scandal Derails Hillary's Presidential Bid

Daryl Rowland | Posted 07.12.2014 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

Pepper Memo rocks Washington WASHINGTON -- Through the Freedom of Information Act, Republicans have uncovered a memo confirming decisively that Vince...